Branches will host its 12th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction, the main fundraising event of the year. More than 400 guests are expected to celebrate and raise resources for Branches’ life-changing programs for children, youth and families. This fun and festive event will kick off with a 6 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction, followed at 8 p.m. with Dinner, Program and Live Auction, emceed by Mark Trowbridge. Entertainment during the evening will be provided by the band Private Stock. Philanthropic Chairs are Trish and Dan Bell, and the Gala Co-Chairs are Marielena Villamil and Laurie Zapletal. All personal gifts made to Branches during the Gala Dinner & Auction will be matched dollar-for- dollar by a matching grant provided by Trish and Dan Bell. Individual tickets are $175. For more info contactÂ Isabelle Pike atÂ 305-442-8306, ext. 1002 or IPike@BranchesFL.org.